Michigan Quilt Project
Michigan Quilt Project

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Expanding, caring for and using the collections all demand substantial underwriting. While Michigan State University provides the basic space and utilities for the collections and related activities, the majority of the additional costs of caring for and using the collections must be raised through grants and donations.

Special annual support is also provided through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Country Stitches/Adopt-A-Quilt Program, the Kitty Clark Cole Endowment, Michigan Quilt Project Endowment, royalties from RJR fabric lines and C&T Publishing collaborative publications, the Anne Longman Endowment, and the generous contributions of many individuals and groups.

This activity is part of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MTAP) at the Michigan State University Museum which promotes awareness, appreciation, and support for Michigan's traditional cultural resources through research, education, and public service. Operational support for MTAP is provided in part by Michigan State University, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Michigan State University Extension.

Michigan State University Museum is a 501(c)3 organization. MSU employees may contribute directly through payroll deduction. Contributions may also be eligible for some employee corporate matching-gift programs. Individuals and groups interested in supporting the activities of the Great Lakes Quilt Center can find out more by contacting Annie James, MSU Museum Development Officer @ email: jamesan@msu.edu

Direct Contributions of Cash

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Help: Click on the links above to fill out either an Online Entry Form or a Printable Entry Form. The Online Form registers you using a secure server and your credit card information. The Printable Form requires you to fill out, print, and send in your registration along with a check or money order. If you have any questions, comments, please email: quilts@museum.msu.edu

Note: A separate entry form is needed for each contribution.

To be able to read the printable forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Download here.

Direct Contributions of Items

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Michigan Quilt Project Endowment - This fund provides general support to the quilt-related activities of the Michigan State University Museum.

Kitty Clark Cole Endowment - This fund provides support for the care and use of the quilt collection as well as any needs associated directly with quilts donated by Kitty Clark Cole.

Anne Longman Endowment - This fund provides support for the textile-related activities of the Michigan State University Museum as well as any needs associated directly with collections donated by Anne Longman.

Country Stitches/Adopt-A-Quilt Program

Country Stitches provided a $5,000 contribution in 1999 to initiate this program. We have had a number of individuals and groups who have donated funds to adopt a quilt in the MSU Museum collection. Each contribution of $50.00 helps underwrite the costs of maintaining one quilt for one year. With almost 700 quilts in the collection, these funds help cover the costs of staffing, acid-free materials, and housing units necessary not only for the professional care of the collection but also to provide access to the collection through scheduled visits, exhibitions, and educational programs.

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